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Neal K

2012 Don Martin Lyric of the Year

IT'S TIME TO SUBMIT SCORES FOR THE 2012 DON MARTIN LYRIC OF THE YEAR CONTEST.

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS THREAD FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR SCORES.

JANUARY WINNER

I Can’t Wait To Get Home To You

JOEINJAX

(V)

One dusty bar in this two stop light town

A rundown hotel with no friends around

Life on this road keeps a bringing me down

I can’t wait to get home to you

(V)

12 hour days filled with hot sun and sweat

Cuttin new roads where there aint no roads yet

Brings home a pay check, but a life I regret

I can’t wait to get home to you

©

Sweet dreams sweet darling

I’m driving all night

I’ll be there to kiss you

By mornings first light

And hold you like I used to do

I can’t wait to get home to you

(V)

Rooster crows early each Monday it seems

Suitcase stuffed full of T-shirts and jeans

Back in my pickup truck, same old routine

I can’t wait to get home to you

(V)

Dreamin that someday I’ll give up this work

Steel wheel loader, moving mountains of dirt

A worn out ol ball cap and coffee stained shirt

I can’t wait to get home to you

©

Sweet dreams sweet darling

I’m driving all night

I’ll be there to kiss you

By mornings first light

And hold you like I used to do

I can’t wait to get home to you

(BR)

Living on this road can be so lonely

Just can’t make it through another day

I gently pull your picture from my pocket

Soon that lonesome feeling slips away

( C )

Sweet dreams sweet darling

I’m driving all night

I’ll be there to kiss you

By mornings first light

And hold you like I used to do

I can’t wait to get home to you

No I can’t wait to get home to you.

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FEBRUARY WINNER

Uninvited Ghosts

by scubed

Uninvited ghosts

Wait inside my door

Hover in the hallway

Glide across the floor

They don’t threaten harm

They leave me alone

But uninvited ghosts

Freeze me to the bone

Uninvited ghosts

Move in pantomime

I don’t need to hear

I know all their lines

I can’t change the ending

They ignore my pleas

Uninvited ghosts

Bring me to my knees

Bridge:

Shadows show and show again

What a sorry fool I’ve been

Uninvited ghosts

Act out old mistakes

All the bad decisions

And that final break

Now in an empty house

I play lonely host

Just me and one more bottle

And uninvited ghosts

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MARCH WINNER

Something I Can't Do

By JOEINJAX

V

A cold December rain beating on my back door

Wind howling like a stray dog in the night

I pour myself another glass of loneliness

Make believe that I can drink things right

V

I know you're out there chasing after rainbows

Searching for the love that we once knew

Before these demons stole away my freedom

And chained me to a life without you

C

I remember

Kisses in the morning

Lovin every night

Walking by the shoreline as

The sun drops out of sight

Promising forever

I'd be there for you

But now it seems forever

Is just something I can’t do

V

I swore to you that I could win this battle

Another week or two and I'll be fine

We can spend some time up in the mountains

I can get things straight here in my mind.

V

Time and time again I left you waiting

A few more drinks to help me ease this pain

Come home with a pocket full of stories

And you're alone and crying once again

C

I remember

Kisses in the morning

Lovin every night

Walking by the shoreline as

The sun drops out of sight

Promising forever

I'd be there for you

But now it seems forever

Is just something I can’t do

BR

Always knew that someday you'de be leaving

Guess I never realized the cost

The pleasure that I found inside that bottle

Cannot replace the love that I have lost

C

I remember

Kisses in the morning

Lovin every night

Walking by the shoreline as

The sun drops out of sight

Promising forever

I'd be there for you

But now it seems forever

Is just something I can’t do

Yeah it seems forever

Is just something I can't do

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APRIL WINNER

What True Love Means

By Alistair

I'd watch her on the corner where the bus stop used to be

I had just turned seventeen and she was twenty-three

Something deep inside of me was bursting at the seams

Wishing I could know what true love means

Wishing I could know what true love means

Heard that she got married to some guy from out of town

Heard he had a habit of knocking her around

Something stirred inside of me but never made a sound

Love is not a verb if it's a noun

Men can use to tie a woman down

Sticks and stones may break our bones but memories don't die

They surface, by and by

Right before our eyes

Take us by surprise

She's waiting on my table, looking good for fifty-two

Warming up some coffee for the boy she never knew

Something wakes inside of me and takes the corner booth

She was all I dreamed of in my youth

She was all I dreamed of in my youth

Feels as if I’m seventeen and she is twenty-three

Watching her and wishing she would turn and notice me

Something moves inside me like a rusty, old machine

Wishing I could know what true love means

Wishing I could know what true love means

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May Winner

The Sound of Fife and Drum

by neuroron

Spoken Intro:

General Robert E. Lee once said "I don’t believe we can have an army without music." In the Civil War, fifers and drummers, along with buglers, made up the field music of a regiment. This music was an integral part of a soldier's daily life. It was used as signals in camp, for formations and other activities, and for the cadence when troops were on the march. Field music was also used to relay orders on the battle field, where smoke and noise often meant that only the musicians could quickly relay orders for any distance. This is a tale one such soldier-fifer, from the 5th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, might have told.

V1/2

When bullets rained on Sumter, in the spring of ‘61

The call went forth throughout the North, “Brave men, all ye come!”

So Sam and I enlisted, one fine New Hampshire day

To fight for Mr. Lincoln and an end to slavery

We stood in line for weapons, to join the noble fight

But Sam they gave a bright blue drum, and me, a wooden fife

The Master Sergeant looked at us, said “boys, don’t be so glum”

You’ll stir our hearts, as off we march, to the sound of fife and drum

CHORUS:

Singing Glory Hallelujah

We raised the stars and stripes

The drummers beat the drums

The fifers blew their fifes

We fought to wipe out slavery

And keep the Union one

Marching into history

To the sound of fife and drum

V3/4

At Chancellorsville, our colonel sent a scouting party out

But when the battle started, there was no sign of our scouts

We signaled our location, with beacons and with shouts

But the roar and smoke of war, wiped our message out

So the Colonel made a motion, for Sam and me to play

And pray our scouts would hear our song to guide them back this way

Not an hour later, back the scouts did come

Thanking God they heard the sound of our mighty fife and drum

CHORUS

V5

When General Lee surrendered, in April ‘65

We praised the Lord, the war was done, and we were still alive

But one foul deed would still be done

More tears would flow before peace would come

We buried Mr. Lincoln, to the sound of fife and drum

CHORUS

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June Winner

EAST NASHVILLE

by Joeinjax

(V)

A sky lined in silver

Streets paved in gold

On a Greyhound to Nashville

I turned 19 years old

Dreamin bout the money

The women and the fame

Got a second hand Fender

And a pocket full of change

( V)

Found a small flat

On the east side of town

Where visions of stardom

Lay scattered around

These songwriter suburbs

Filled with the dreams

Of mailbox money

And black limousines

(Chorus)

Steel guitars echo through the hilltops

Fiddles gently whisper through the trees

Pray that fame can find me here in Nashville

Livin in East Nashville Tennessee

(V)

Sweepin out a warehouse

Ten hours a day

Ain't no good living

Barely pays my way

Nights playing that Fender

Living on the dream

Of mailbox money

And black limousines

(Chorus)

Steel guitars echo through the hilltops

Fiddles gently whisper through the trees

I pray that fame can find me here in Nashville

Livin in East Nashville Tennessee

(Br idge)

These smoky east side bars

Have launched a thousand stars

Ain't no way I'm ever going home

(Out)

A sky lined in silver

Streets paved in gold

On the east side of Nashville

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July Winner

La Cantina del Conquistador

by neuroron

V1:

There's a tavern in Mexico

In a town near Monterrey

Where old ex-pats gravitate

(And) dream their days away

Shots of cheap tequila

Help them not remember when

They tell the same old stories

Again and again

Pre-Chorus:

And in their dreams, they finally get

The lives they've waited for...

At La Cantina del Conquistador

CHORUS:

When you get to the point you've got nowhere to go

Head down to Mexico

Live the life you dreamed before

At La Cantina del Conquistador

V2:

Carlos pours out happiness

Watered down a bit

And listens sympathetically

While he’s picking up his tips

But the patrons don’t complain

It's service with a smile

‘Cause this is their final stop

On this, their final mile

CHORUS:

When you get to the point you've got nowhere to go

Head down to Mexico

Live the life you dreamed before

At La Cantina del Conquistador

BRIDGE:

Pretty señoritas entertain them

(Though) the unenlightened masses call them whores

They keep the old men's dreams alive and kicking

Convince them (that) they're still Conquistadors

V3

A pension doesn't go too far

Up there in the States

But down below the border

It's enough to celebrate

It covers more than basics

Like refreshment at the bar

Where you buy your dreams in 2 ounce shots

At La Cantina del Conquistador

CHORUS:

When you get to the point you've got nowhere to go

Head down to Mexico

Live the life you dreamed before

At La Cantina del Conquistador

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August Winner

Melanie Moffet (All She Does Is Dream)

By Neuroron

Melanie Moffet sits in her room

Stares outside at the world

Mother says “Don’t go out there...

It’s no place for a good little girl”

Melanie listens to Mother

Listens and always obeys

She dreams of going everywhere

But in her room she stays

She dreams of fairs and carousels

Enchanted castles, wedding bells

Dreams how different life might be

But all she does is dream

Years ago, one yesterday

Melanie went outside

To a park with stones and flowers

To a spot they say her mother lies

But Melanie knows they’re mistaken,

Mistaken, or maybe they lie

For Mother visits every day

Makes sure Melanie stays in line

She dreams of fairs and carousels

Enchanted castles, wedding bells

Dreams how different life might be

But all she does is dream

Servants serve her tea at noon

They come and go, then lock her room

They leave her cakes and pretty pills

And all she does is dream

She dreams of fairs and carousels

Enchanted castles, wedding bells

Dreams how different life might be

But all she does is dream

Yes, all she does is dream

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September Winner

Islamorada

by neuroron

I grew up in Islamorada

Livin’ the island life

Days at the beach; fishin' the reefs

Sleepin’ in a hammock at night

When I got older, I moved away

Got a real job; pretty good pay

(I) can't complain, but it's not the same...

As back in Islamorada

200 miles from Cuba

Sittin’ at the top of the Keys

Swimmin’ in the warm blue waters

Swayin’ in the tropical breeze

I get back down there whenever I can

Kick off my shoes; work on my tan

There’s no place else I’d rather be

Than Islamorada

I hear Barnacle Joe’s finally closed

Where we used to get the best crab cakes

But the Ice Cream Shack near Pelican Cove

Still makes coconut shakes

And the beaches are covered with people all day, unless a

Hurricane comes, and scares ‘em away

But there’s plenty of places nobody knows

To make an escape

200 miles from Cuba

Sittin’ at the top of the Keys

Swimmin’ in the warm blue waters

Swayin’ in the tropical breeze

I get back down there whenever I can

Kick off my shoes; work on my tan

There’s no place else I’d rather be

Than Islamorada

After so many years and tourists

Things are bound to change a bit

But the island vibe is still alive

And I never get tired of it

200 miles from Cuba

Sittin’ at the top of the Keys

Swimmin’ in the warm blue waters

Swayin’ in the tropical breeze

I get back down there whenever I can

Kick off my shoes; work on my tan

There’s no place else I’d rather be

Than Islamorada

No there’s no place else I’d rather be...

Than Islamorada

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October Winner

Not Strong Enough (To Leave)

jonie

V1

He comes home late again

This time after ten

Says he grabbed some dinner after work

But when he leans to kiss you

Lies and says he missed you

You can smell a woman on his shirt

Some things never change

But you hang in all the same

Believing you're not strong enough to leave

V2

On Friday night he'll drink

Come Saturday you'll think

Maybe he's gonna soften over time

But his anger and abuses

His pitiful excuses

Promise it gets harder down the line

You'll try to make the best of it

Cover up the rest of it

Believing you're not strong enough to leave

Bridge

As he sleeps in bed beside you

His breathing, slow and steady

You dream of ways to leave him

In most ways, have already

V3

The underlying thought

That dreams are all for naught

Haunts you as you drift away to sleep

When he fumbles in the dark

Wakes you with a start

Reaches for you underneath the sheets

You crawl inside the cold embrace

Of nothing else to take its place

Believing you're not strong enough to leave

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November Winner

Quarterhorse

By Len

Verse

Quarterhorse back, bent so low

Head hung deep in the dawn

Raise yourself for one last drive

One last ride in the morn

Chorus

Bridle, saddle, duster and jeans

Straw-loose stitches, worn out seams

Our best days are a long time seen

Buried in the dust of the plains

Verse

Easy girl, just one last ride

One last drive through the plains

Dust and cattle, hills and plateau

Drive 'em down through the plains

Chorus

Bridle, saddle, duster and jeans

Straw-loose stitches, worn out seams

Our best days are a long time seen

Buried in the dust of the plains

Bridge

Don't go asking what we'll find

At the end of our last drive

If I could tell, you know I would

And the good Lord knows I've tried

Verse

Easy girl, don't mind that cough

No rattle ever stopped your stride

We're two old folks, as grey as ghosts

Heading for one last drive

Chorus

Bridle, saddle, duster and jeans

Straw-loose stitches, worn out seams

Our best days are a long time seen

Buried in the dust of the plains

Outtro

Last ride for quarterhorse and rider

Buried in the dust of the plains

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December Winner

Living Here in Paradise

JOEINJAX

Bright orange sunrise on an emerald sea

Fishin all morning and were drinking by 3

That’s good enough for my amigos and me

Living here in Paradise

Happy hour seems to last all day

Shots of Tequila and it’s time to play

We would'nt have it any other way

Living here in Paradise

Chorus

It’s always sunny here in Paradise

Sippin Rum, twist of lime over ice

Island ladies made of sugar and spice

Living here in Paradise

Brown skin girls as they walk on by

Bring a sparkle to an old man’s eyes

I tell em stories and a couple of lies

Bout living here in Paradise

They say I’m funny and I make em smile

I let them love me for a little while

But in the end they always cramp my style

Living here in Paradise

Chorus

It’s always sunny here in Paradise

Sippin Rum, twist of lime over ice

Island ladies made of sugar and spice

Living here in Paradise

(Br)

Well, another sunny day

Another bottle of Rum

There’s no such thing

As having too much fun

And when my island time has come and gone

Just pour a drink and sing another song

And somewhere up there I’ll be singing along

Bout living here in Paradise

Chorus

It’s always sunny here in Paradise

Sippin Rum, twist of lime over ice

Island ladies made of sugar and spice

Living here in Paradise

Island ladies sure to treat you right

Living here in Paradise

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It's time to send in your scores for the 2012 Don Martin Lyric of the Year. Following is a list of the winning lyric from each monthly contest over the past year. Please review them and send your scores to me (Neal K) via private message prior to Midnight, Thursday January 10.

Assign each lyric a score between 1 and 10. Note that half marks will be allowed in this contest. Because this contest features the best of the the best, remember that your scores for each song are in context of all the other songs. This means that assigning a score of 3 or 4 does not indicate that the lyric is of poor quality, it's just not (in your opinion) worth an 8 or a 9 in the context of the other lyrics.

Also, in this year-end contest, the winners of the monthly contests DO NOT provide scores.

Here are the songs:

I Cant Wait To Get Home To You

Uninvited Ghosts

Something I Can't Do

What True Love Means

The Sound of Fife and Drum

East Nashville

La Cantina del Conquistador

Melanie Moffet (All She Does Is Dream)

Islamorada

Not Strong Enough (To Leave)

Quarterhorse

Living Here in Paradise

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The votes have been tabulated and the scores are in. Before we get to our winners I would like to thank everyone who participated in the monthly contests last year and everyone who didn't enter but provided scores.

Special thanks to those who provided scores for this final contest, which featured each of the monthly winners in 2012. Those individuals are: Danuta, Ironknee, SpanishBuddha, Kimberlyinnc, Graybeard, AdamAsh, Gordon, Cab Dryver, NigeQ, Mike MacIntyre, Onewholovesrock, Bernabby and FunkDaddy.

And now for the winners...

1st Place - a TIE!

scubed: Uninvited Ghosts

Alistair: What True Love Means

2nd Place

Something I Can't Do: JOEINJAX

3rd Place

Not Strong Enough (To Leave): Jonie

There was some unusual scoring. For example, Len's lyric received a 1 and a 10. But there didn't seem to be anything fishy going on, so I accepted all the scores. Here they are:

Uninvited Ghosts , scubed : 8 5 9 9 7 7 10 4 8.5 5 9 4.5 7 : 93.0

What True Love Means , Alistair : 5 4 5 8 9 8 8.5 5 10 6 9 8.5 7 : 93.0

I Can’t Wait To Get Home To You , JOEINJAX 7 9 5 5 8 7 6 8 9 6 7 5 5 : 87.0

Not Strong Enough (To Leave) , jonie : 5 3 8 4 10 7 7.5 5 6.5 5 7 7.5 9 : 84.5

The Sound of Fife and Drum , neuroron : 4 10 5 6 6 9 4 4 6 10 8 7 5 : 84.0

La Cantina del Conquistador , neuroron : 7 6 5 3.5 5 10 4 4 7 7 8 8 7 : 81.5

Something I Can't Do , JOEINJAX : 5 8 5 3 7 7 5.5 6 7 7 7 5 6 : 78.5

East Nashville , JOEINJAX : 7 7 7 2 6 5 5 7 5.5 6 6 6 7 : 76.5

Melanie Moffet (All She Does Is Dream) , neuroron : 6 4 5 1 6 6 6.5 5 7.5 5 7 4.5 8 : 71.5

Quarterhorse , Len : 6 1 10 7 5 7 3 4 4 5 6 6.5 6 : 70.5

Living Here in Paradise , JOEINJAX : 6 2 6 10 5 6 4.5 5 4.5 8 3 4 6 : 70.0

Islamorada , neuroron : 4 4 5 2.5 5 7 4.5 4 6 9 4 5 6 : 66.0

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Congrats to Sharon, Alistair and Jonie.

All very deserving of the scores they received.

There were some really GREAT LYRICS in the bunch.

Kinda glad I did not have to vote.

All of the entries were winners in my book

And a special thanks to all who voted.

Props to Neal for putting up with all of our nonsense. :lol:

Cheers,

Joe

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Big win for Alistair and scubed. Very deserving. All great lyrics of course. I too am glad I didn't have to pick winners out of a bunch of winners.

Thanks to those of you who scored in our absence and to Neal for doing most of the driving all year.

Neal, I think JOEINJAX's 2nd place win was for his lyric "I Can't Wait to Get Home to You" rather than "Something I Can't Do" which looks to have come in 7th.

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Congratulations to everyone involved! Every lyric in the contest was a winner. I'm sure Sharon would agree with me that the true winners this year have to be Joe and Ron - simply for winning so many of the monthly contests! Great performance!

As was Neal, I was surprised at the unusual scoring, but tastes vary, I guess.

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Congrats Sharon and Alistair, Winners of the winners!

And just echoing Alistair's comments about Joe and Neuroron. You two cleaned up this year with consistent high quality writing.

As for my 1 out of 10, well you should have seen the others that month!!! There were a few 1s and 2s spread around the lyrics; unless the scorer was a complete ranker it's hard to understand those scores but that's just noise.

And take a bow Mr Neal after another year of hard graft.

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Yes, well deserved win for Scubed/Alistair...and everyone is to be commended!!!

I personally voted Jonie's "Not Strong Enough (to Leave) in first - it is one of my favorite lyrics I've read here! I had Neuroron's "Melanie Moffett..." in second - another that has to rank among my favs ever!!

I also put Scubed's and Alistair's up high, but is funny, because my favorite Scubed lyric of the whole year didn't win and didn't get in this comp, but if it did, i probably would have voted it in first!

But, I'm not "surprised" scubed and alistair tied for first... i had them slightly off, but i can easily see why others would have them their fav! Alistair's lyric, in particular, reminds me quite a bit, in structure, of Joe Pug's "Hymn 101" and that makes me think it is structurally very well written and perhaps in a style that i'm not exactly "trained" to appreciate, but it struck me that "hey... this is a lot like this song i've been liking lately"... and maybe there is a good reason for that... ^_^

As far as the "1" voter - i wouldn't get to unhinged - Neal's instructions were to vote from 1 to 10, and in context with the other lyrics, so a "3 or 4" doesn't mean the voter thought the lyric sucked, just that it was at or near the "low end" of the 12 up for votes... i would assume the voter went for a ranking, and indeed those scores seem to run from 1, 2, 4... up to 10... so the person that gave Len a "1" i don't think is saying that Len's lyric is a bunch of crap - just that in ranking all 12, his happened to be that person's least favorite (someone else gave Len a 10, so thought it was the best!)... so i don't think that particular individual was at all mean spirited or unfair, just trying to honestly rank them from 1 to 10, least favorite to most favorite of the ones in the competition... given the 12 entries and in no way is commmenting that the 1 or 2 were "bad" lyrics...

Personally, i worry about how many voters there may be so if i rank from 1 to 10 i'm giving someone a 9-pt deficit which may be hard to make up if there are fewer than about 18 votes - so as usual i kept my spread low, like 5-9... (so if i'm just off base on a lyric, others can make up for me)... i don't want to dictate the results, just provide my opinion and a relative weight in keeping with the spirit of the comp ... heck, i gave 5s i think to Joe's "i can't wait to get home to you" (but gave him a 7 on East Nashville...) and Ron's "sound of fife and drum"... but i know that i had both of those at least near the top in those individual months - i didn't give them "5" then!!... i just sort of sorted them down a little relative to all of these entries here...

again, every one of these was a monthly winner, so they are all winners! Heck, i'm ecstactic in any month where i get a single first or second place vote! Anyone who feels that any one of these 12 winners should have been in first probably has a very good case for it!! ... i won't begrudge anyone's opinion on that!

(but did i mention my favs were Jonie's and Ron's melanie moffett one? - i absolutely can't believe the rest of you didn't vote that way... :lol: )

So, thanks everyone for a fun year!! Thanks Neal, and our occasional subs (jonie, kim, joan) for running these every month and putting up with all of us!! and congratulations to all the winners, and to all the rest of us who keep plugging away entering and trying to improve and keep it lively!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SHARON & ALISTAIR B)

ALSO CONGRATS TO JONIE, JOE, RON & LEN. ALL GREAT LYRICS IN MY BOOK....JUST TO GET TO THIS PLATEFORM IS PRETTY COOL........WOW...WHAT A YEAR!!

B) -Tom

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Well, what a delightful surprise! :) Congratulations to Alistair, Joe, and Jonie! And I agree with Alistair that Joe and Ron deserve special recognition for their multi-month wins. :) Is there a Muse merit badge for that? :P

Quite an honor to share the top spot among these great lyrics. I, too, am glad that I didn't have to vote. If I had to choose favorites, "What True Love Means" and "Something I Can't Do" would be at the top, with all the other entries bunched right behind.

BIG "thank you" to the folks who took the time to vote, and a REALLY BIG "thank you" to Neal for running this show and the monthly contests that got us here. The monthly contests are great - not only do we get to read a lot of fine lyrics each month, but the friendly competition pushes everyone to write better, and the post-contest conversations are always enjoyable and educational. Hope to be able to participate more often in 2013 than I did in 2012.

Regards to all,

Sharon

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Congratulations Sharon, Alistair, Jonie, Joe, Len and to Neal for all the hard work running these - Keep up the good work for 2013! Ron

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Quick, someone order me a high horse and a bunch of sour grapes :D/> But seriously Gordon's right, the scores are relative. Didn't mean to distract from this festival of honour, just having a laugh.

My favourite was Uninvited Ghosts, just beautiful. Alistair's keen intelligence, Jonie's subtle emotions, Joe's clarity and Ron's exuberance lit up this selection. Each writer brings their own unique quality.

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Congratulations to the winners but you are all champions in my eyes. My highest scores went to Alistair, JOEINJAX “I Can’t Wait To Get Home To You” and Scubed. Once again thumbs up for you all.

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Congratulations to Scubed and Alistair, both worthy winners and made my top 3.

Uninvited Ghosts is a great title, I’m assuming it’s a twist on the well known phrase but if not it still works for me :)/>/>/>

With regards to the scoring. It’s quite clear that the two ‘1’ scores were from ‘rankers’, because both also awarded 10s and every score in between, which was broadly inline with what Neal suggested how we should vote. Is the song at #12 in the charts worse than the 11 above it? I doubt it. They are all in the charts and are all hits.

Now please go and vote in Song Of The Year while it's still open for business :D/>/>/>

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Congrats to Alistair and Sharon for a 1st place tie!!! :)/>/>/>

Also to Joe and Jonie!! :)/>/>/>

There were quite a bit of good lyrics and it was not that easy for me to pick a favorite, but I ended up choosing

Jonie's Not Strong Enough to Leave as my top choice

Alistair's What True Love Means was my 2nd choice

My 3rd place choice was Joe's Can't Wait to get Home to You

But I also loved Sharon's Uninvited Ghosts and Something I Can't do...Every song had lots of merit and to get in this category is a real boost to the songwriting muse.

Thanks Neal for running the contest and looking forward to more contests in 2013.

-Peace-

Kimberly

PS. I was not one to use the RANKING system. I still kinda dig grading each song individually on its on merit along with agains't the others. If that makes sense..it may not... :P/>/>

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Congratulations to the winners! The following three, in descending order, received my highest scores: Alistair's What True Love Means, Ron's La Cantina del Conquistador, and Jonie's Not Strong Enough (To Leave).

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Wow, my two top picks were the eventual winners. Congrats to both Alastair and Scubed, both deserving of the top spot, but actually all of these lyrics were excellent. At this point it boils down to minor points here and there, I expect any of these could make good songs. Looking forward to what 2013 brings.

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Sharon I thought your lyric was incredible and was glad to see it co-won. For my personal tastes it was an easy #1 on my scorecard. It read like a Feist song to me.

Other than that it was a tough one to score, Alistair I had you pretty high up there too, congrats as well.

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